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Sherman Oaks Third Party Liability Attorneys

When an employee is injured on the job, they may obtain treatment and potential compensation through the workers’ compensation system. Additionally, if another individual or entity may have contributed to the injury a separate third-party claim may be filed in the civil system. Injured workers and even some attorneys may overlook this potential route toward maximizing recovery. At Mancini & Associates, our skilled and compassionate attorneys can properly identify third party liability claims and work diligently to help you seek just compensation.

What Types of Incidents Can Lead to Third Party Liability Claims

Third-party claims are not always easy to spot. The first prerequisite is for the injury(s) to have been caused by someone other than the employer. Examples of potential third-party claims, include but are not limited to:

  • General negligence: An individual and/or company does not act in a safe manner and/or commits a harmful act on purpose, resulting in injury.
  • Premises liability: Owners and/or property managers frequently fail to maintain job site in a safe condition and/or do not warn of potential dangers, leading to injury(s).
  • Wrongful death: Due to the negligent or intentional acts and/or omissions of a third-party, a worker may lose their life.
  • Product liability:  Manufacturers of industrial machinery, equipment, and tools may fail to incorporate proper safety mechanisms (i.e., safety guards, emergency shutoffs), use unsafe and/or dangerous designs when better alternatives exist, fail to account for foreseeable errors in usage or maintenance, and do not provide sufficient instructions/warnings to users, which leads to injury.

Deadline to File a Third-Party Claim in Sherman Oaks

California has a two-year statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim, including third-party claims. It is worth noting that certain claims have shorter statutes. For instance, claims against government entities must be brought within as little as 6 months from the date of the incident. Missing the deadline to file will result in you being barred from bringing a third-party claim.

Having a Worker’s Compensation claim does not toll the statute of limitations for initiating a third-party action. In order to be apprised of all your potential options, you should consul with an attorney as soon as possible.

Contact Our Sherman Oaks Third-Party Liability Attorneys Today

When you need a third-party liability attorney in Sherman Oaks, you can reach out to us on our website for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 818-783-5757.

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